Cheap places to get furniture

Carly Reiser

With the list of things that come with looking for an apartment, furniture might be easily forgotten. When students get an apartment, most of the time it does not come with furniture. Here are some cheap places to buy furniture.  

  • Garage Sales

As the saying goes, “someone’s junk is someone else’s treasure.”          

Garage sales are full of low priced items that people want to get rid of. It is a great opportunity for students to look around and see what is in the neighborhood.

  • Friends/Family

Grandma always has old stuff in her attic waiting to be found!

Friends and family are great resources for getting cheap furniture. They might be moving or getting new furniture of their own, so don’t be afraid to ask if they need the old stuff taken off their hands.

  • Thrift Stores

Goodwill and Great Stuff are both places to find cheap, gently used furniture in Ames.

  • Local Retail Stores

Stores such as Target and Wal-Mart are retail stores in Ames that sell furniture for apartments. They have weekly ads that might have some great deals on their furniture.

This is a great site that shows local stores in Ames that are selling furniture. They give you the name of the store, directions and a link to their website.

The Craigslist site for Ames has a category for furniture. It is a great way to see what people in the area are selling. Under the ‘for sale’ category, there is a subcategory called furniture. It will list all the furniture that people are selling on the site in the Ames area.